Daniel Ricciardo limps away from heavy FP2 crash in Austria

Daniel Ricciardo was seen leaving his R.S.20 with a limp after crashing heavily during FP2 at the Styrian Grand Prix.

Free Practice Two had been underway for just under 20 minutes when Ricciardo brought out the red flags.

Big accident for Daniel Ricciardo! ?

He slides off at Turn 9 and we have a red flag. ?

The Aussie is out of the car, but limping.#SkyF1 | #F1 | #AustrianGP ?? pic.twitter.com/gw00zRq3B5

— Sky Sports F1 (@SkySportsF1) July 10, 2020

At the penultimate corner Ricciardo carried too much speed into the fast right curve and completely lost the rear of his Renault before sliding through the gravel and into the tyre barrier.

He was talking to his team over the radio, but took a while to emerge from the wrecked R.S.20.

When he did leave the cockpit, he was seen limping quite heavily towards the medical car.

It could prove to be a costly crash for the Aussie with FP2 potentially setting the grid for the race if the heavy rain that is forecast for Saturday does arrive.

The other option could be to hold qualifying on Sunday, similar to what happened in Japan last year due to the typhoon which passed near Suzuka.

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